WHAT ARE LIFE SKILLS?
UNICEF defines life skills as “a behaviour change or behaviour development approach designed to address a balance of three areas: KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, and SKILLS”.
As per W.H.O. “Life skills are the ability for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.” There are 10 Life Skills that an individual must acquire.
- Self Awareness
- Critical Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Decision making
- Problem solving
- Interpersonal relationships
- Effective communication
- Coping with stress
- Managing Emotions
Why Life Skills are Important?
In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, we need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration. Life skills equip a kid to make good decisions and solve problems in his/her education as well as personal life.
What is the Purpose and Benefits of Life Skills Assessment?
The assessment is aim to measure the 10 traits of life skill in students from 1st to 12th standards categorised by World Health Organisation.
From past 5 years the pace of the world has been accelerated, and the change is an ongoing process. Therefore the kids need a whole range of critical Life skills to engage, manage and lead this world. One the top of that the curriculums in school predominantly focus on fact-based-education and give little or no importance to Life-Skills education.
Our organisation believes that every child has the potential to achieve great heights and therefore children need to improve their life skills in order to be a super leader of the future. Research has conclusively proven that human brain can acquire practical Life Skills only between the ages of 6-18 years. The Brain is hardwired for entire life after 6-18 years as far as Life Skills are concerned. The first building block of acquiring Life Skills is to actually
assess the “life Skill assessment”.
Once Child is aware of the skills he/she is lacking in the then only he/she will be able to identify and handle the obstacle.